Tuesday night we went to a big Luau with dignitaries and professional Polynesian dancers (and of course food!) We had a great evening, even if it was outdoors. Much to everyone’s relief, the weather decided to cooperate and there was heavy cloud cover providing much needed relief from the summer sun. As the evening went on and the dancers came out, they were performing at a little outdoor pavilion, and then they concluded the performance a little after dark with a fire dance. I love the fire dances. The problem came when that much appreciated cloud cover decided to start spewing lightning strikes during the fire dance. Fortunately it waited until after they put out the final flame, and all of 10 seconds later it started pouring. Great timing.
After 20 years of marriage, I had never heard my mother-in-law sing or play the piano. I was always told about how talented she was, but she would never perform when people were around. She blamed it on social phobias. Last night she both performed numerous pieces for us, and sang a solo! Never thought I’d see that. Guess sometimes we just have to wait for the time to be right.